Church News

Summer Bible Study
Which Disciple are You?  Rev. Williams will be leading a Wednesday evening Bible Study this summer beginning May 29.  We will look at the personalities of the original 12 disciples and discover what we can learn from them in understanding how Jesus relates to us in our own lives.  [Find out more]

Congratulations to Ethan
Ethan Bartlett is our church's high school graduate this year.  This fall he will be attending the University of Missouri at Columbia where he will major in computer science.  Ethan is planning a career as a data scientist. We will miss seeing Ethan here in Carrollton, but we wish him well and our prayers go with him.

Wear Red on Pentecost Sunday
Pentecost Sunday is the day we remember the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles enabling them to proclaim the message of Christ to all the world.  The story is told in New Testament (Book of Acts 2:1-21).  We lovingly often refer to this event as the birthday of the church!  We wear red on Pentecost Sunday because that is the symbolic color of the flame of the Holy Spirit.  Pentecost Sunday falls on June 9 this year.

Youth Group Helping With Worship on Pentecost Sunday
While Anselm and Susie Bliss are at Annual Conference on Sunday, June 9, some of the youth group members have agreed to help Susan with the worship service here in our church that day.  Skits are always fun so we hope to be able to share a short one with our congregation.  Depending on the number of youth available, one or two of them may help guide us through the songs during the worship service.  We invite you to support our youth by attending this special worship service.  It is always fun to celebrate birthdays so we are excited about sharing Pentecost Sunday - the birthday of the church - with you through worship.

Youth Group Going to the Movies
The Youth Group is planning on going to the new movie theater in Liberty, MO.  Our hope is to go on Friday, June 21 and see the newest Toy Story movie.  We will meet at the Youth House and go to Liberty as a group.  We are also hoping to eat out while we're in Liberty; there are plenty of good options!  A couple more adults are needed to drive us.  We will confirm the date, time, and other details as soon as possible.

Youth Group Game Night
We're going to kick back an play some board games at the Youth House on Monday, July 15.  We'll hang out in the Youth House from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Susan will provide some food, but feel free to bring your favorite snack.  Bring Monopoly or what ever your favorite board game might be.

Parking Lot Stripes
The Youth Group has decided they can help the church by painting the yellow parking lot stripes.  These have not been painted since the summer of 2012 and have understandably faded since then.  We are in the process of looking for the tools and paint for the project while we wait for the rain to end.  Hopefully, we will soon have newly painted lines.

Vacation Bible School Dates Set
V.B.S. Chairperson, Mikki McNelly, recently met with a group of volunteers from both the United Methodist and First Christian churches to begin planning the 2019 Vacation Bible School which will be hosted by our church this year. It was decided to try something NEW this year!  Instead of offering Vacation Bible School on a Monday-Friday schedule, we will present V.B.S. on a weekend; Friday-Sunday.  The dates were set for July 12-14.  We always need helpers, if you would like to plug into this ministry to children, please join us at our next planning meeting on Tuesday, June 25 (6:00 p.m.).

Church Member Opens New Pharmacy in Carrollton
Exciting news! Someone within our church family is opening a new business in Carrollton.  Jodi Ahnefeld has just opened Jodi's Family Pharmacy located at 1004 N Hwy 65 (across from McDonald's).  While the new pharmacy is already open, doing business and filling prescriptions, the formal Grand Opening will take place in the spring after the driveway is paved and will include food and prizes!  Jodi and her team will provide high quality, efficient pharmacy services with personalized attention.  Find out more on their new Facebook page.  Or call them at 660-542-0050.

Father's Day
We give thanks for those who have parented us along life's journey.  Don't forget to give your dad a big hug on Father's Day, Sunday June 16.

Upper Room Magazines
The May-June 2019 issue of the Upper Room devotional magazine is now available.  Pick up a copy at the back of the sanctuary or on the information table in the hallway.  As always, we have both regular and large print versions.

2019 Altar Flowers
The new 2019 calendar year will be starting soon and it presents new opportunities to donate altar flowers for our sanctuary.  One set of flowers is generally used for two-consecutive weeks.  If you would like to donate flowers, please sign up on the “flower calendar” that is located on the bulletin board outside of the church office, or call the church office (542-0277) and our church secretary, Susan, will be glad to assist you in signing up.

New Steeple Topper
What a beautiful sight!  Our steeple now has a new look.  Read all about it:  Who made it?   How big is it?  What does the symbol mean?  And why did we start this project in the first place?  We will soon be posting pictures of the cross & flame being mounted high at the top of our steeple.

Flower Chart
Would you like to put flowers on the altar? We have a lot of available Sundays.  Check out the chart on the bulletin board by the church office, or simply call the church office reserve the Sunday of your choice.

Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner Cartridges
Help the church save money on office supplies!  We are part of a program whereby we receive credit for office supplies when we recycle used printer toner and ink cartridges.  Those printer cartridges are bad for the environment, so don't toss them in the trash, bring them to church and we'll put them to good use.  Thanks for helping.

Don't forgot about our on-going Best Choice Save-A-Label Program!  Start saving them right now if you have not already been doing so.  Then bring your UPC (proof of purchase) labels to church and put them in the can located on a table in the hallway.  The can is marked “Best Choice.”  Our church's Bereavement Dinner Committee will earn $30 in cash for each bundle of 1,000 UPC labels.

Large Print Worship Bulletins
In addition to our regular-sized bulletins, we are now providing a large print version of our worship bulletin for those who would benefit from larger text.  Large print versions of the hymns are also included as well as a larger version of the bulletin insert with all the announcements.

C.M.U. Tops in Dollars for Scholars
Central Methodist University (formerly, Central Methodist College) leads all UMC-related colleges and universities in the country in the number of Dollars For Scholars student aid recipients.  C.M.U. partners with local United Methodist congregations, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation (MUMF) to provide these renewable ($3K-$4K) scholarships.  This year C.M.U. and the Missouri Conference had 45 DFS recipients, second only to the Georgia Conference, which has nearly a dozen UMC-related colleges and universities compared to Missouri's one and only university-C.M.U.
[Learn about scholarships for United Methodist members]